Friday, January 30, 2009

A photo


It did not reproduce well, but I enjoyed this image of the warm colors from the Palace Hotel window framing the blue and gray outside.

Bwhaha, peasants out in the cold. Watch me as I drink my sixth $20 cocktail. Recession? pffft.

A classy Thursday

It's not every day I get to drink with people who are used to sipping cocktails and not chugging moonshine. Trust me, when you don't have to worry about going mad or blind from your mix of Old Crow and coke, then you tend to enjoy the evening a little more.


The Dorchester Hotel 'collection', which run fancy-pants hotels all over the world, flew in their top bartenders to mix up their favorite drinks.

Oh, they were good.

From London, The Dorchester bartender put together an untouchable gin drink (The Martinez).


The New York Palace bartender did a good Bourbon Smash and (non-alcoholic) apple drink. I, of course, knew how to keep it classy when hanging out with other booze writers, bartenders and PR people.


Check out other photos from the night here.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Oops, I crapped my pants.

OK, so I did not actually crap my pants but apparently George Brett did. And he does not spare any of the details.

"Most perfect double-tapered shit in my life," he says wrapping up his three-minute story of the time he got crabs... er, got sick after eating crabs in Vegas.



Granted, it's no Two Chicks One Cup, but jeebus, Brett. Come on!



Brett via Not Qualified to Comment

(If anyone mentions Phelps Road, I will cut you.)

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Weather and other dangerous propositions

Yes, I have officially run out of things to talk about when the WW decides to talk about the weather.

Snow here lasts, maybe, half a day on the ground. Then it get pulverized by the foot traffic into a disgusting mush of dirt and dog crap.

Snow heading down the drain in midtown.


By 10 a.m. it was just raining and miserable. The Empire State building hiding in the clouds.

Also, the number of businesses and even government offices that have been closed this week is staggering. Closest I ever got to celebrating the Chinese New Year in KC was getting free appetizers at Bo Lings last year.


Not exactly witty or inspiring today, but I'm tired and there are some bigger things on the horizon.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Support your light rail

There was really only superficial and retarded reasons for supporting light rail in Kansas City — Come on, people, you voted for freakin' GONDOLAS!

But today I discovered a whole new reason to support a cluster-fuck of a project that is mass transit: entertainment.

I ran into this baby-nanny duo as I was heading to a project. I was only on-site for about an hour and a half when I caught the same train back... and saw them still sitting there.

Entertaining? Not nearly as much as this guy I caught on the B Train taking a noon siesta.


That's right, KC, your photo (or you) could one day be featured on Asleep on the Subway. Vote yes on light rail — eventually! There are a lot of people without jobs that need a place to nap.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Shining

TCM is on a Kubrick kick this weekend. I was SHOCKED when LJ told me she had never seen Dr. Strange Love and then did not laugh when we get our first glimpse at Col. Bat Guano...

But here is one Kubrick flick I bet none of you have seen.



Probably because 90 percent of my readers are uneducated feral monkeys.

It's like Disney took a cute romp through the murder of your entire family.

Via

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Let's play with the paper cutter






There is never a good task at work that begins with, "Well, mike is tall, let's make him do it..."

Unless of course it is followed up with, "Hey, mike can you reach the levers on the paper slicer?"

Oh, yes I could and, yes, I did.

And we are not talking about some little hand-pumped paper slicer that your hippie art teacher had in the classroom.

Fuck no, we are talking about a paper slicer that includes a safety shield and paper clamp that could hold a Volkswagen in place. This thing had a two-cylinder engine that required premium and didn't take shit from no wussy temp too afraid to approach with respect and humility...

I meet the paper cutter from hell, and it was awesome.
Woot, heavy machinery is fun!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Early lunch break



Starting around 11:30 a.m. here in the office people slowly started to walk away from their desks. By 11:45 work had completely stopped ad everyone on each floor crowded into the conference rooms and around TVs to watch the innaguration.

Kind of interesting to see 100 people all crammed into a room simply to watch a live feed off the computer.

Here is what I was able to get from my camera. As soon as the speech was over and event wound down, everyone just as quietly went back to work for the rest of the day.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Fear and Loathing on a double-post day


I found this photo at Worth1000 and could not resist sharing. Ernie would be the one to score a suitcase full of drugs and take a wild bender to the Vegas Strip in search of the American Dream.

Thursday, January 01, 2009

Beards are so 2008


I don't usually post photos of myself (for good reason). But this endeavor and bit of drunken mayhem required some mug shots for it to make sense.

That's right. One year after I started growing this manly placeholder on my chin, I decided to shave it off for 2009...

Now I will fit right in at Santa-Cali-Gon... Anyone seen my Skynard Album?
That mustache says, "Yeah, I've been naked in front of a camera..."
And back to our old self... It's been a year since I bought a razor, so I was shaving with something I bought in 2007. After this night, I think tomorrow I will be looking for an old fashion barber to pay for a real hot shave.

Look for more photos from Lindsey on the flickr business....